Myanmar (Burma)

Stretching from the high peaks of the Himalayas in the north to the gin-clear waters of the Andaman Sea in the south, Myanmar (Burma) is not only topographically very diverse, but is also one of Asia’s most culturally varied and exciting countries.

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ETHNIC MINORITY MARKETS

Inle Markets

Myanmar is home to over 135 different ethnic minority groups and a fantastic way to see the local tribes is at one of the local markets.

The 5 day rotating market in InleLake is a particular favourite of ours, which as the name suggests rotates to 5 locations over 5 days. Guests can observe the colourful costumes and interact with the different local tribes like Intha, long-neck Padaung and Pa-O.

Numerous different hill tribes descend from their mountain houses to join in this colourful congregation. Every group has their own religion, culture, language, and way of trading.

Biking in Bagan

Bagan

As a World Heritage Site, Bagan stands alongside the other great centres of South East Asia, comparable to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Some 5,000 monuments, a testament to Bagan as a former centre of Buddhist spirituality and learning, are scattered over the 42 square kilometres of the Ayeyarwady riverbanks.

Ride through the back lanes to the plains and venture onto dirt tracks, only accessible to bikes and horses. Aside from temples, Bagan is a buzzing little town and you’ll be sure to explore some of the traditions and lifestyles of its people during this tour.

Sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

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Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments that rises majestically over Singuttara Hill to the city Yangon, casting its golden gleam over the low-lying capital. The 2,500-years old structure, which contains the relics of four Buddhas, is the guardian temple of Yangon and the most sacred site for the people of Myanmar.

Be sure to visit in the afternoon where there are always many people praying and making offerings -it’s a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by.

Typically the best months to visit Myanmar (Burma) are between November to March.

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Highlights of Myanmar

The 15 day highlights of Myanmar tour reveals the stunning scenery, enchanting people and historical wonders of perhaps of the most exotic and as yet barely untouched by tourism, country in Asia. Starting in the best preserved colonial city in Asia, travel through the cultural heartlands of Central Myanmar by car and by cruising on the River Ayeyarwady, to the stunningly scenic Inle Lake before ending on a pristine white sand beach on the Bay of Bengal.

  • 2 night at The Pullman, Yangon
  • 2 nights the Hotel@Tharabar Gate, Bagan
  • 2 nights on-board an RV Paukan cruise from Bagan to Mandalay
  • 2 nights at Mercure Mandalay Hill, Mandalay
  • 3 nights at Inle Princess Resort, Inle Lake
  • 3 nights at Sandoway Resort, Ngapali Beach

 (Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room with domestic flights and excluding the cost of international flights London/Yangon/London).

 From £3552.00 per person

 Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Visiting the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda and experience the sunset at this 2,500-year-old living monument

Discovering the remarkable archeological site of Bagan with its 11th-13th century pagodas strewn over a 26 sq mile plain

  • Leisurely sailing upstream on the Ayeyarwady River to reach Mandalay
  • Boat trips, kayaking and cycling on Inle lake discovering the local ethnic groups
  • Relaxing after your adventure on the white sand, pristine beach of Ngapali

This is a suggested itinerary and all arrangements can be tailored to your specific requirements

LOCATION

MYANMAR KEY INFO

A visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required. Yellow Fever required if arriving from an endemic area

Time Difference

GMT +6 ½ hours

Flight Time

12 hours with one stop

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